Directed by Gastón Solnicki
2016, 72 minutes
Hailed as "an eerie high-modernist fable... mightily minimalist, and drop-dead gorgeous" (Film Comment), Kékszakállú is a beguiling portrait of several young women at the threshold of adulthood, feeling their way through various crises born of the insular comforts of upper-middle-class life.
Partly inspired by Béla Bartók’s sole opera, Bluebeard’s Castle (vivid passages are heard throughout the film), Kékszakállú radically transposes the portent of Bluebeard’s Castle into something far less recognizable: a tale of generational inertia, situated between the alternating and precisely rendered tableaux of work and relaxation in Buenos Aires and Punta del Este.
(Synopsis by Cinema Tropical)
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Festivals & Awards
Winner - FIPRESCI Award - Best Film in Orizzonti, Venice Film Festival
Official Selection - The New York Film Festival
Official Selection - Toronto International Film Festival
Official Selection - International Film Festival Rotterdam
Official Selection - CPH-DOX
Official Selection - Chicago International Film Festival
Official Selection - Viennale
"Pure cinema... [Solnicki] has a remarkable eye and boundless curiosity."
- The AV Club
"A constant barrage of intricately composed images put forth to be dissected and enjoyed."
- The Film Stage
"A gentle reminder that cinema itself is young and full of possibilities."
- Sight & Sound